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WSET Level 1 Award In Spirits Online Self-Paced

Mon, March 4, 2024 (8:00 AM - 8:00 AM)
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Cost: $325.00

Includes online course tuition, online study materials, postage for mailing of certificate & pin, and online examination.

The course will be based around a four-week, seven module online learning program with educator support available for this time. The course modules should be followed in sequential order during this four-week window. The course material should take about six hours in total to complete, plus revision time. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study.

The course prepares the student for this qualification and they are guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each module includes a series of independent activities to help students understand the differences between spirit types and styles.

Students are advised to taste a range of spirits during their studies. All the required spirits for the course can be found in the “Recommended Tasting Samples for this Course” section online. Any additional spirits can be found in the Specification. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.

All study materials are located online in the Canvas online classroom – there are no physical reading materials issued. There are no spirts samples included with this course, nor does the Capital Wine School offer tasting kits for purchase; students are responsible for sourcing and purchasing their own spirits for tasting.

Before starting an online course with WSET it is important to check you have the required technical requirements for studying online. Click here to learn more about what technology and software you need to take an online course. You will get the most out of your study experience by studying online on a PC or Mac, but the Online Classroom can also be accessed via a web browser on tablet or mobile phone. There is also an app available to download on Android or iOS devices. For more information on the app please read these mobile guides. Some content can be downloaded to view offline on the mobile app. However, we do not recommend using the app for completing assignments or essay style questions.


Course start date: March 4, 2024

Course end date: March 31, 2024

Online, remotely invigilated exam: April 6, 2024 from 11:00am – 11:45am

Course Structure

Module 1: What are spirits and how are they made?

Module 2: Cognac, Vodka and an introduction to tasting

Module 3: Whisk(e)y

Module 4: Rum & Tequila

Module 5: Flavored spirits and aromatised wines

Module 6: Mixing with spirits

Module 7: Revision and resources

EXAM INFORMATION (the exam takes 45 minutes to complete)

The exam is an online, remotely invigilated exam.

Registrants should access the “RI-Candidate Information” document in the FAQ section of the website under “Can I Take My WSET Exam Online” to determine if this method of exam delivery is right for you.

***The registration deadline for this course is February 21, and there are no refunds or rescheduling after this date. 


  • class
  • online
  • spirits
  • beginner
  • wset
  • wset level 1 spirits
  • cognac
  • vodka
  • whisky
  • rum
  • tequilla
  • cocktails
  • bartender

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